Porpoise Found Dead On Jersey Shore Beach

April 14, 2013 9:30 PM

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MARGATE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities on the Jersey Shore were trying to determine Sunday what caused the death of a harbor porpoise that was found washed up on a beach.

Robert Schoelkopf, director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, told The Press of Atlantic City told that the porpoise found Saturday in the southern New Jersey community of Margate likely died after becoming tangled in fishing net.

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